Plasma Blast Smashed Hits

The debut full-length from this Toronto quartet seethes with a dirty energy that'll leave you itching for a hot shower. Even though it seems that everyone and his brother is playing glam-infused punk these days, the Plasmas have a knack of making it their own. You'll hear the influences of the Stooges and Ziggy-era Bowie on this but you'll also catch some early '80s glam metal, à la Mötley Crüe. Produced by Ian Blurton, these 11 songs (plus a hidden acoustic ballad) are straight from the gutter rock'n'roll. (Fading Ways)